"Alien army invader in the late '30s was quickly translatable from Martian to German." --David Ropeik, Journalist
"War of the Worlds" premieres October 29, 2013 at 9pm ET on PBS.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.